USAID food aid boxes in storage USDA Photo by Lance Cheung
USAID works in cooperation with other U.S. Government offices such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and international humanitarian experts. The USDA provides food assistance to support emergency feeding programs in countries experiencing food shortages due to drought and civil conflict.

Importance of international food aid highlighted

House Agriculture Committee holds program examining partnership of government and private funding for international food aid assistance.

The United States, for more than 60 years now, has led the way in providing food for those in need around the world. And according to those on the House Agriculture Committee, there will continue to be a strong commitment to remain active in those efforts, despite the President’s recent request to eliminate crucial food aid programs.

House Agriculture Committee chairman Michael Conaway (R., Texas) said the hearing evaluating the future of international food aid programs is parti

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